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Maqueo Hydro Plant Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Additional environmental evaluation
Start: 06/2009
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The Maqueo plant was planned for construction in two zones. The first would be on the Pillanleufu river and its tributaries Curringue, Ipela and Huenteleufu. The second includes the Huenahue river and its tributaries Chaichayen, Correntoso and Rupumeica. Water is to be contained in concrete block walls. Via a series of underground tunnels, the project will channel water through a turbine station to produce electricity. During the construction phase of the project, the workforce is expected to reach 2,000. When operating, the project will employ 60 people. Its 40 year useful life can be extended indefinitely by upgrading and maintaining the installations. The project is currently on hold. On June 19, 2009, the developer withdrew its EIS which at the time was being reviewed by the national environment authority Conama.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Maqueo Hydro Plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Additional environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
400  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 1bn

Futrono and Lago Ranco, Ranco province, Chile's Los Ríos region.

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